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The cup is almost cylindrical. On the bottom, are two rings, a broad channel, and two small central rings. The potter must have incised this foot into the lower surface while the vase was still on the wheel. The cup is decorated with an ivy wreath, from whose ends two ribbons flutter. The...

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By 1982: Dr. Elie Borowski Collection, Basel (seen by Paul Denis at Borowski's house in Toronto in 1981 or 1982); by date unknown: Japanese private collection; by 2000: with Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 (Sale no. 9448, June 12, 2000, lot no. 156); purchased at Christie's sale by Jerome M. Eisenberg, Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th St., New York, NY 10022; purchased by MFA from Royal-Athena Galleries, March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 160–100 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Pergamon, Asia Minor


Maximum height: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.); diameter of rim: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, relief decoration


The Ancient World